Rated 10 out of 10 by my review Holy crap
This game will probably be one of my most favorite games for a long time. I never played the first farcry so i didn't know how the gameplay would be. Surprisingly i liked it much more than halo3 and cod4. The games story line is fun cause you kinda control it. The things that suck about the game is the malaria effect and how people shoot at you for no reason. The guns is the game so very realistic. It even sounds better than cod4 weapons. But the thing that sucks is you have to find diamonds to get weapons, and you also have to complete missions for the dealer to get newer weapons. The graphics are amazing, especially the fire effects that really impressed me. Map editor is just awesome, i already made 3 maps, and you can pretty much landscape your map the way you want it. Overall this game just rocks. I recommend for people who like long pacing games and who don't get mad at losing a lot. Because this game can get very hard a times. In my opinion my favorite game so far this year.
Rated 7 out of 10 by mitchinator Not Your Average Shooter
Far Cry 2 is a shooter that gives you freedom of choice and free gameplay. You can tackle missions in all of the ways that you want, and this is what makes this shooter so unique. The game gives you a large open world that you can explore. It is very original and I doubt that anyone has ever played a game quite like this. This game is very lengthy, at about twenty or so hours. There are collectibles throughout this big game, but I didn't pay much attention to them. Oh, one more thing. This game is extremely realistic. You have to dig bullets out of your body, enemies lose track of you when you hide behind bushes, and fire fight will go on as long as they have to. A big complaint that I have, is that the game gets really repetitive due to lack of enemy variety and weapons. That is why I moved this game down on the scale. Also, enemies aren't very smart, for you can shoot them and they won't even react. Far Cry 2 is also light on story. Overall, this is a game for patient players.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 360forever Wow
Wow, that's pretty much what I'm left saying after I picked up and played this game the other day. To start things off, this game's 4 years in development REALLY shows of with the graphics. Every detail down to the branches falling off the trees when you shoot them, to seeing an animation every time you enter a vehicle. The gameplay is also superb. The games map is 20 Square miles ( A LOT OF SPACE) for you to do whatever you want. You're supposed to be completing missions for different people throughout the game. This giant area lets you approach missions any way you want. Sneak in, or jump right into the action, your choice. The controls are also spot on. They couldn't be easier. Just pull the L to aim, R trigger to fire. The storyline is not "over the top" story, but it's pretty darn good anyways. The A.I. is also pretty good for this game. The A.I is pretty much unscripted and is pretty unpredictable from what i've experienced. Please do yourself a favor and BUY THIS GAME.
Rated 10 out of 10 by munk far cry 2
ok first of this game is WAY to unrated i mean people who are to use to mw2 shouldnt but this cause theyre use to easy stuff you got to adapt to this game the map editor is magnificent i mean its brilliant but everyday i hear people slander me for playing this but if you wanna try this game out then dont buy it rent it first cause not everybody likes all games, but the story is great and people talk about mw "jaw dropping moments" this is much better but they have falts like every game but people didnt take it like when it happends on mw, they keep on saying its the best but back to the point the jungle environment is the most realistic i've seen as well as the desert and savannas the gunplay is great but it does take alot to kill most people say but its called a "headshot" the sniping is great you can get IEDs the silent weapons arent good though the pistols you can actually make a good use with them (unlike mw2) just every thing about the editor is great the single player has a few flaws but i love it
Rated 10 out of 10 by thebiganus Great Game
Fantastic game, and so much better than the last far cry. Judging by the Call of Duty World at War Beta, Far Cry 2 is the better choice if you are looking for a good FPS due to what seems to be highly extensive playability. It is non-linear, meaning there are different ways to accomplish things, and certain tactics like flanking are important while hardly any tactic at all is possible in Call of Duty. It's a different type of game, so rent before you buy in-case its not your type of game. I'd compare it to HALO, but without aliens and science fiction aspects. It also has aspets of Grand theft auto with different cars and even a hang glider that are drivable and flyable. There is no prone possition which is a drawback to the game, and co-op mode could have added a lot, but other than that, I have yet to be dissapointed by Far Cry 2. I say its comparable to Goldeneye in its innovation and multi/single player playability. It will keep you entertained for months to come
Rated 3 out of 10 by unknownguy Over rated
Far cry when i got it was good at first. But after a while it became very boring. The best thing about this game is the custom map and it is a very fun thing to do if your very creative. But if you just like story lines don't buy it. The basic story is boring and not interesting. But doing the mission is the worst. Traveling with these crappy cars that if they take two shots they are steaming. While you are traveling their is an enemy following you every minute and they won't stop so it takes 7 minutes to get where you want to be since its a very big map. No fast travel and no air travel so you have to deal with all the crap that is on the ground. Also if you got far with something and you die, you will lose everything you did and go back to the last save you map and it has no auto save. There are some good things about it though. The good things are; you can create maps and people that you can use on player ranked matches, big map in the storyline, can heal yourself, and can fix your care. But that about it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by KC08 really?
Im surprised at how many people didnt like this game. I agree that the storyline could have been a bit deeper, but its still a great game. Just enjoy the ride people! This is supposed to be an extremely realistic game, and thats what it is. Although if there is a far cry 3, you should have the option of fast traveling. I guess its just 1 of those things where you either like it or u dont. The weapons that you pick up off of the militia jam WAY too much, like so much that its unrealistic. The variety of weapons is great though, not MW2 great, but great nonetheless. One of ubisofts greatest mistakes is that they failed to take advantage of the various "situations" in Africa. Ya, ok, they put the militia in the game, not enough tho. There are no political viewpoints in the game and no type of visible military powers in Africa (U.S., African countrys, etc.). That would have been interesting... And if you enjoyed the first game, that doesnt mean much here. The two are completely different. Great game, in my opinion...
Rated 10 out of 10 by MaqDiesel Realistics at its best!
The most realistic shooter game i have played or seen. From your gun jamming for lots of use, to swimming across ponds/rivers, to rain falling out of no where, then stopping, to night to day time frame. This game delivers and offers a lot! The ability to upgrade guns, ammo, brings options for weapons. Driving from place to place offers transportation in faster methods, than just walking! The option to play missions for the good side or bad side, whoever you say is good or bad. Free roam ability to change missions at any time. Not to mention the multiplayer feature. This game is a must for 1st person shooter gamers, Can be slow at times, traveling to places but the story or missions will keep your attention. I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes shooters and doesn't want to beat the game in 24 hrs! This game has more than 40+ hrs of gameplay. I actually have over 40 hrs of gameplay involved and still haven't beaten the game. Farcry 3 is coming out soon and expect all the good thing from this title in the next.
Rated 7 out of 10 by mak Not the old Far Cry
This game has now become an RPG instead of a straight up action shooter. There is a lot of down time in this game compared to the previous installments. For instance You'll be spending time developing relationships listening to one sided conversations and running errands. You will also have more control over your missions by being able choose them. The location has also changed to hot and dry (which makes for nice brush fires which you can start with your blow torch to burn out your enemies) instead of tropical and humid. The environment is destructible. I mounted a machine gun emplacement and was amazed at how I could shoot off individual branches and palm leaves and then walk over examine them., Then I had to drive over the mess I had made when it was time to leave. The product is high quality, looks great and runs good, But if your looking to jump right into non-stop action and be taken on a roller coaster ride like in Far Cry you my be disappointed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by legend1740 A must have!
WOW! That's all i can really say about this game. I might seem like a fanboy for putting all tens but really this game deserves it. First off the story is pretty cool, you sent to kill a arms dealer who is corrupting a African area unnamed. The game is amazing i can't say that enough the graphics are top notch. The animations are awesome, if your critically hurt u can heal yourself by pulling out bullets, shrapnel, and pop joints back together to snap broken bones in the right places it cool. The game is massive it really is a go where ever you want, do what ever you want. The game engine is like crysis u can blow up buildings and shoot branches off trees. That's not all on top of the outstanding action and freedom they give u a map editor. I got to say the map editor sets this game above all others. It's extremely easy to use make mountains, rivers, roads, jungles, any thing you want. For these reasons this is a must have and one of the best games of 08. In my opinion this is probably the best FPS on the market to date.